Up Beors! Discuss if The Quarter-Life Crisis is Real

Some may roll their eyes at millennials complaining about The Quarter Life Crisis, but let me tell you it’s a very real thing.

The Quarter-Life Crisis is a period of insecurity, doubt and disappointment surrounding your career, relationships and financial situation according to Clinical Psychologist Alex Fowke.

In the latest episode of Up Beors! I was joined by make-up artist and co-host of The Unpopular Opinion Karla K and fashion blogger and fellow Limerick gal Niamh Webb O’Rourke, to explore this phenomenon.

The Quarter-Life Crisis is usually a period in your life of intense soul searching and stress occurring in your mid 20’s and early 30’s. Whether you’ve realised your ‘dream job’ isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, or you feel left behind in terms of where you thought your life would be, it’s not an excellent headspace to be in.


Experiencing this type of crisis can be a very lonely experience, but it is one that is experienced by almost everyone at some stage of their life. The main thing to remember is to talk, whether it is to your therapist or your bestie. A problem shared is a problem halved, as cliché as that sounds.

In the age we live in, burnout culture is evident more than ever. As a generation, we’re under pressure to achieve big and achieve young with little promise of stability or financial gain. Amidst the craziness of life’s demands, it’s essential to look after numero uno – aka You! Whether, it’s making time for the gym, reading a book in the evenings, catching up with a friend or journaling. You need to make time to recharge your body and mind and have the confidence to take that time for you. One of the main takeaways I learnt from this podcast is that it’s never too late to change your mind, and you should never be scared to disappoint other people.

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